As you know by now I have three active kids and regular kids sports events are part of our routine. At any given time we have at least 5 sports teams that we are affiliated with. I know that is crazy but my boys need their daily exercise and my daughter is involved with her school sports. Some of these kids sports teams are travel teams and require us to pack up the car and head to an all day or weekend sporting event. After a few years of attending the sidelines at these
Some of these kids sports teams are travel teams and require us to pack up the car and head to an all day or weekend sporting event. After a few years of attending the sidelines at these events, I have learned more about what to pack for your kids sporting events. If you have the right gear it can really make the sidelines more bearable if perhaps they are not a team that usually wins. (No Wine is not allowed at these events).
What To Pack For Your Kids Sports Events
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Next time you head out to a kids sports event, you can make sure you have everything on hand by going over our handy checklist! Here are a few items this mom finds necessary to pack for cheering your kids on the sidelines.
Healthy Snacks: These are so important for both parents and kids during these all day lacrosse and soccer tournaments.
- Gatorade, chocolate milk, or coconut water are a must for a kids sports event. Something to keep everyone hydrated. Parents can probably get away with bottled waters. I always pack a few water bottles that I have stocked up on from DICK’s Sporting Goods ®.
- Fruit and veggie snacks. These are harder to pack but better for kids
- Trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, bagels, and cream cheese.
- Finger Sandwiches. My new go to for an all day tournament are small sandwiches. These party sandwiches are simple to make. Simply cut the 12 pack of party rolls down the middle to make a top and bottom. Add your condiments, meats and cheeses. (lettuce and tomatoes tend to make things soggy). Put the top of the sandwiches back on and cut thru each roll to make it easier to grab individual sandwiches.
Pack them in tin foil and pack into a great cooler like this soft sided cooler I found at DICK’s Sporting Goods ®.
Comfy Seating: Buy great stadium seats or even foldable chairs. During those 88-hourtournaments, you are going to want to sit somewhere. I have found the ones from Dicks are well constructed and hold up for several years.
Hand and foot warmers: When the weather gets colder, you can also find plenty of hand and feet warmers at your DICK’s Sporting Goods ® store. A must have for these late November tournaments.
Warm Clothing: Your kids are most likely leaving in shorts and short sleeves. However, they will be doing a lot of running while you are standing in the elements. Hooded sweatshirt jackets are perfect since they can be taken off as the temperatures warm up earlier in the day.
I am surprised the folks at our local DICK’s Sporting Goods ® do not recognize us by now. I head there at least once every other week for some sporting need due to our kids sports practices and events.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has everything the kids need for game day as well as everything mom needs to cheer them on from the sideline. As long as I am warm and fed I can cheer my kids on all day.
Do you see anything we missed on our list of things to pack for a kids sports event?
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This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own. #DSGFit4U